Are you interested in finding a super easy all-purpose gluten free flour blend? Many years ago, I searched and searched – but had a hard time finding what worked for me. I’ve since developed my own blends and also found several other useful resources to turn to – that provide a whole array of flour blends to work with (Check out the fabulous list below). Continue reading
The summer season is coming up fast and with summer comes an increase in road trips, traveling, camping, summer camps, and pool activities. I like to plan in advance and start thinking about healthy snacks to rotate into my family’s coolers and lunch boxes so we are prepared. We usually stick with snacks that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and peanut-free (I have one gluten/dairy free girl, and one gluten/peanut free girl). I don’t know about you, but we’ve eaten our way through just about every gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free snack on the shelves. Although those snacks are delicious, my family likes to switch things up frequently.
While on the hunt for new and exciting snacks to consume during our summer shenanigans, I came across two Seed & Fruit mixes from Enjoy Life Foods – Beach Bash® & Mountain Mombo®. I already knew that my family loved Enjoy Life Foods products (we eat their Plentils® and chocolate chips by the pounds – and yes, sometimes together) and I knew any product produced by Enjoy Life Foods was safe for everyone in my family to enjoy. Continue reading
I met the fantastic crew from the Paleo Baking Company at the GIG food fair in Portland, Oregon a couple of weeks back. I was greeted with warm smiles and a slew of knowledge around Paleo living and the products they offer. For those of you not familiar with Paleo – the short and simple is that it is grain-free (and gluten-free), dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
I wandered home that night exhausted from the day’s festivities with three new mixes in tow. Chocolate (not pictured because I couldn’t wait to make the muffins), Hazelnut, and Spice. When I was ready to bake, I found the packaging simple, the instructions easy to follow, and the mixes versatile – allowing me to choose between muffins or cake.
The ingredients were mostly coconut flour, a leavening agent, and spices (cocoa, cinnamon, etc.) specific to the mix. All we had to do was mix in the eggs, coconut oil, honey and water – and voila! We had scrumptious Paleo muffins.
The muffins baked in the time recommended on the package and they came out raised and moist. After they they cooled my girls topped them with some butter and proceeded to devour them until their stomachs were content. We stored the remaining muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator and snacked on them throughout the week. If you are in the market for an easy Paleo muffin mix I suggest baking up a batch of these chocolate-y ones – they were quite enjoyable.
Disclosure: Paleo Baking Company provided me with three baking mixes to try out free of charge, but the opinions expressed in this post are mine.
S’more’s are a traditional campfire treat consisting of a roasted marshmallows and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers. S’more’s have been around since the early 1900’s bringing enjoyment to chocolate-lovers alike.More recently we have been seeing recipes for s’mores cookies, cakes, cupcakes and mini s’mores cups, bringing the famous and enjoyable dessert casually to meal time without the need for a campfire. But how about a S’more’s Parfait? Why not – it’s simple enough and you get all the decadent flavors and enjoyable textures without the mess. It’s a spoon able s’mores! This recipe for S’more’s Parfait is easy and elegant. You could make them in 8 oz plastic cups for a more casual appearance, or you could assemble them in martini glasses like I did hear and really dress up your dinner party. Continue reading
Have you heard of overnight oats? Well its basically oats, some liquid (usually milk), chia seeds and fixings – at least that’s what the majority of the recipes call for. You mix it all together and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. It’s Genius! and such an easy way to make a healthy gluten free breakfast you can grab on-the-go.